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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon Today's comic is full of references back to previous chapters. Here's a scorecard for those who are just tuning in:

The isotopic forensics to which Haas refers is how Mars could tell the robots which attacked Benjamin and Caprice in Chapter One were made from materials mined on the Moon.

The privacy laws of the Galilean Union were last seen confounding Our Heroes' attempt to get information about an anonymous network server on Jupiter's moon Io.

"Ms. Vedrine" is Greta, Rocco's lieutenant and walking gun store. Her last name hasn't been mentioned in the comic before now.

I must give the credit for this idea (that the Lunar Republic attempts to pump up its image by making useless consumer goods) to Mark. It's a brilliant idea. I stole it wholeheartedly.

Lastly, a list of where our readers come from, part the second.

United States:
Davis, California
Heyworth, Illinois
Ithaca, New York
Kirkland, Washington
Portland, Oregon
Savage, Maryland
Much more interesting places:
Darmstadt, Germany
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Christchurch, New Zealand
Copenhagen, Denmark
Delft, The Netherlands
Heidelberg, Germany
Helsinki, Finland
London, England
New-Brunswick, Canada
Springwood, Brisbane, Australia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Yorkshire, England
Zürich, Switzerland
And, last but not least, we have a reader from Argentina. That means we officially have readers on all six inhabited continents. I can die happy.

I would like to thank everyone who wrote in. We received too many replies for me to answer each one of them separately, so I'll just say this to all of you: Thanks very much for taking the time to write in.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs I will now recommend a webcomic (well, a sort-of webcomic) to you. It is called Spamusement and it's possibly the funniest thing I've seen on the Internet in months. The artist takes actual subject lines for spam that's arrived in his mailbox, and then... no, just read it. Seriously. Those with low blood sugar should approach cautiously as the amount of laughter may make you dizzy.